Leaders Made Here

Preparing the next generation of leaders for a lifetime of ministry.

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God has called you to ministry and we want to help equip you.

We want to form and prepare you for leadership in the church. We'll walk alongside you to help you discover the type of leader God has made you to be and invest in you to become that leader.

Interns

The Intern program is a one-year opportunity to gain vocational discernment, ministry experience, and core competencies and skills for ministry in the local church. While interns work within a specific ministry environment, interns also participate in shared experiences alongside other IBC interns in a cohort model. Our intern program is great for those new to seminary.

Our goal is that interns will develop a clearer understanding of God’s calling for their life, gain valuable ministry experience, and feel equipped to take their next steps.

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Pastoral Residents

The Residency is a 22-month leadership development program for emerging leaders who are already called to vocational ministry and want to further grow their talent and skills through participating in hands-on leadership experiences and learning environments. Residents have leadership opportunities in a primary ministry environment but also gain exposure to all areas of church ministry and leadership. Our pastoral residency program is perfect for that 3rd or 4th years seminary student close to graduation.

Our goal is for residents to be prepared for pastoral leadership in the local church.

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  • Vocational Calling

    God has a calling for your life. He wants to work in and through you to accomplish his mission in the world. We want to help you discern your calling and deepen your identity in God.

  • Self Awareness

    God has uniquely wired you with a specific personality and set of gifts and abilities that He intends to use in your ministry context. We'll spend a season diving deep into who you are to help you be the most effective leader possible.

  • Pastoral Wisdom

    Pastoral care and shepherding extends beyond the Sunday services. Weddings, funerals, hospital visits, counseling and crisis care all come with pastoral ministry. Learn how to faithfully and wisely care for those in your ministry or church.

  • Leadership Formation

    Our program wants to make and keep the promise "leaders made here." We want to form and prepare you for leadership in the church. We'll walk alongside you to help you discover the type of leader God has made you to be and invest in you to become that leader.

  • Church Operations

    Ever wonder what it takes to run a ministry or church day-in and day-out? We will spend a season exploring budgets, hiring, firing, and operational best practices to help you lead effectively behind the scenes.

  • Self-Care & Soul-Care

    How can you have lasting ministry impact without losing your soul or burning out? Leaders need self-care and soul-care to thrive in ministry. Learn how to cultivate and sustain a vibrant spiritual and emotional life.

  • Organizational Skills

    Leading others and leading those who lead others takes not only hard work but organizational skill. We'll spend a season exploring how to lead an organization at a high level, creating congregational change, building a healthy staff culture, and so much more.

  • Effective Communication

    Ever wonder how to teach effectively, structure a sermon, cast vision, plan digital ministry, or navigate hard conversations? Effective leaders are effective communicators. We'll spend time exploring effective communication so you can share what matters most.

Grow in Leadership

Be formed as a leader.

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